This is a multiple concours award winning example of the elegant
1937 Cadillac V12 Model 85 Convertible Sedan with Division with
coachwork by Fleetwood. Having benefitted from a no-expense spared
restoration, it won its first CCCA National First in 2006 and by
2010 it earned a National First and its CCCA Premier Senior award
scoring 99.5 points. It is in concours ready condition today and is
mechanically excellent in every regard. This is one of a handful
known and may arguably be the best example extant. The livery is
finished in Antoinette Blue, which appears black with a blueish
hue. The paint quality is gorgeous and exhibits only a few small
chips from normal use. The chrome is perfect with no visible flaws.
The tan canvas convertible top is equally as pristine. The wheels
have the larger chrome wheel covers and are in perfect condition,
as are the dual side mounted spare wheels. The red leather interior
is like new and striking against the dark livery. The leather shows
no wear and is soft and supple. The tan wool carpeting is correct
and in as-new condition. The tan carpet and tan canvas headlining
brighten the interior compartment. Surrounding the doors and
interior are beautiful panels of perfectly finished two toned wood
trim, including a gorgeous burl wood. In the rear passenger
compartment are two footrests, the cats eye cigar lighters and a
Jaeger clock. The roll up division window adds a formal touch.
Everything works as it should. The engine compartment is concours
ready and shows the quality of the restoration. The 368 CID V12
produced 150 hp with its dual Detroit Lubricator carburetors. The
three-speed center shifting transmission shifts smoothly and
features syncromesh. This V12 is surprisingly fast and powerful for
its 138 inch wheelbase. It is an absolute pleasure to drive and
feels in every way to be a top-notch restoration. In addition to
the several CCCA Firsts, it also earned its Cadillac LaSalle Club
National Senior Award No. 308. The quality of the restoration is
supported by the chassis finish. It is simply perfect. Please
review the photos in the photo gallery to understand the level of
restoration and the attention to detail. The present owner has
enjoyed this Cadillac for the past 14 years and it is ready to be
enjoyed by its next fortunate caretaker. For more information and
details, please call, text or email Harry Clark at 1.602.245.7200
or [email protected] The Series 85 is available for
viewing at our Phoenix showroom.
1937 Cadillac Series 85
Exterior Color:Antoinette Blue
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